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TheDaddy 
ACube's new projects
Posted on 25-Sep-2009 6:33:03
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http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=news&id=55





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@TheDaddy

Good to see that they are still on track and developing new projects, also that I have no idea if this is be Amiga related or not. Let's wait for News coming from Pianeta Amiga.

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@Naz

I am wondering what would be their potential without amiga, i mean as a standaloe product it is so expensive to have something like boards when you compare them with intel/amd hardweres.

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Well, a PowerPC-based NAS, and a mini-PCI graphics card... Maybe i'm mistaken, but i think no one will be surprised, if the NAS "accidentally" will have a mini-PCI connector on board... And there you go, yet another "Amiga" hardware.

To be honest, it's a nice idea, as the NAS - being basically an end-user HW - could sell a lot better than an embedded board. Not to mention that by installing wifi and other stuff into the (theoretical) mini-PCI slot could expand it's functionality a lot. And you can also make an OS4 hardware out of it, with no effort. Really good idea and concept. If i'm not mistaken, of course.

Hell, depending on the price, even i might consider buying it, even only as NAS. I was looking for a NAS already, but only ARM based stuff is on the market. Not good enough, for an m68k/PowerPC fan.

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Posted on 25-Sep-2009 9:14:41
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@TheDaddy

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- codename NetStore: a high performance Linux based NAS, built around a PowerPC SoC. It features 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x eSATA2, 4x SATA ports and 4x USB2 to connect external devices.


Yes but does it have a PCI-express and will AmigaOS4 run on it?

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@TheDaddy

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- codename NetStore: a high performance Linux based NAS, built around a PowerPC SoC. It features 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x eSATA2, 4x SATA ports and 4x USB2 to connect external devices.



I would like to know what high performance means in this sentence.I hope, that if they intend to use also as Amiga motherboard, that it have >=1 GHZ

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@Fransexy

I am guessing it is high data transfer rate capable. Like this one:
http://www.starvedia.com/products_NAS101.html

I would suggest another product to ACube that is: Mini NVR
NVR's are very expensive and certainly a cheap passive cooling NVR will sell like hell.

The Question Is:
Does it have to be Linux based? Can't we have AOS4 based NAS/NVR ?

Waj

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Does it have to be Linux based? Can't we have AOS4 based NAS/NVR ?



Would be nice. Amd would certainly avoid all those PC filesystem problems we have. Perfect solution!

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will AmigaOS4 run on it?


I suppose so if they are showing it at Pianeta Amiga.

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Quote:

jaseinblack wrote:
@NutsAboutAmiga

Quote:
will AmigaOS4 run on it?


I suppose so if they are showing it at Pianeta Amiga.


Not necessarily as long as they run the whole thing I guess (pianeta).

Anyway I can barely catch up with the recent hw news, man! First is PowerPC 'Pegasos 3' project anounced at mozone, then this... Another piece of information I've got from my private sources is that MorphOS seems to be partially launching on other Apple's G4 equippement...

Man... I'm in the middle of removal but as long as I'm out there (tomorrow), I gotta take some speed to catch up with the recent Amiga news...

Just check that out, man,

- Pegasos 2 supports AmigaOS
- iMica AROS-dedicated hw, dual launch (Win or Lin)
- MacMini MOS-supported (any bets? mine is 1 Dec)
- New PPC board announced on MOZone recently (although Efika becomes retired meanwhile)
- Than this

Hereby I declare 2009 as Amiga HW Year!

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I'm just happy to see that a company interested in Amiga is showing positive activity in general.


Good to see healthy signs from such a firm.

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This sounds like AMCC's "Pismo" reference design based on the 460EX.

Have a look here: http://www.appliedmicro.com/Embedded/Downloads/NAS/AMCC_NAS_Product_Brief.pdf

The reference design is missing any expansion capability. However the 460EX does have x4 and x1 PCI- Express support and a PCI 32bit/66mhz bus.

Should be interesting to see how far Acube takes the design.

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@gregthecanuck

You could be right about the reference design being the basis for their NAS product. The 460EX goes up to 1 GHz, which is more than enough for a NAS (the single drive NAS that I have has an ARM9 processor running at approx 400 MHz, IIRC).

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@Hans

I see they are also talking about the "Eye Motion: a mini-pci graphic and audio board featuring a Silicon Motion embedded GPU".

Interestingly enough the Pismo reference design also has a mini-pci connector.

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I see they are also talking about the "Eye Motion: a mini-pci graphic and audio board featuring a Silicon Motion embedded GPU".

Interestingly enough the Pismo reference design also has a mini-pci connector.


Hmm, I wonder how thick the whole assembly (board + miniPCI card) would be...

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Sounds cool, I'll grab one if there's nothing better out at the time. :) But guys.. bear in mind that after the hardware is completed, then tested, and bug fixed, it will take months to port OS4 to it and fully debug it... so if you're still thinking of getting an OS4 box, the Sam Flex is still the way to go for now IMO.

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TheMaskedMuchacho 
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Posted on 26-Sep-2009 12:24:19
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@jahc

As far as we know the hardware could be fully bug fixed and ready to go.

There is also no need to have it ready to get OS4 ported if its based on the Pismo design, just send hyperion one of those to port to until the final hardware is ready.

could be interesting if this thing does run AmigaOS, hope they make it in enough numbers so that its cheap enough that i can afford to join the party

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It is good to know the new projects from ACube and that they continue support and develop the future Amiga hardware.

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TheDaddy wrote:
http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=news&id=55





And I thought they were working on a more pwerful motherboard - stupid me!

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@Dandy
Don't discourage yourself have you seen the size of the Pismo? It is a mini PC basically.

This could very well be some form of portable Amiga compatible hardware.

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